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Bear killed after attacking three people near Isabella

There were two separate attacks involving the same bear on the morning of Dec. 19 at McDougal Lake in Lake County. The lake is located off Highway 1 near Isabella.

Josh Beck, the former director of Cook County's Health and Human Services Department

Trial canceled in Beck case following settlement

A long-anticipated trial in the criminal case involving former Cook County Health and Human Services Director Josh Beck is no longer scheduled to take place.

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School planning social justice conference for spring

As part of its community communications effort, School District 166  established a Diversity Committee in August 2017.

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DNR does not complete dye-trace study at Devil's Kettle

As reported by WTIP in March 2017, a waterfall that famously “disappears” into a hole at Judge C.R.

Principal Adam Nelson helping prepare the new playground

Outgoing Principal Nelson with some final thoughts

School District 166 Principal Adam Nelson is leaving the district for a new position, as superintendent of the Wrenshall School District. His last day will be January 1, 2018. 

Garry Gamble

Garry Gamble to take questions on WTIP about tax survey

This past September a property tax survey was compiled and distributed by a group of local residents formed under the name “Concerned Citizens for an Affordable Coo

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Weekend News Roundup for December 16

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Snowy owls are invading Minnesota. Congressmen petition the Army Corps to act on carp study.

Jim Boyd

Chamber director on workforce "Plan B"

There has been discussion recently in the community about coming up with a workforce plan if foreign workers are not available.

North House Folk School

North House goes public with plans to purchase Dockside Fish Market

During a meeting of the Cook County Economic Development Authority Tuesday, Dec.

Bike riders

Cycling enthusiast questions rationale of opening BWCAW to bikes

The name of the 1.1 million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness suggests three ideas: lakes, non-motorized watercraft and forests.